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St. John's standout Figueroa declares for NBA draft

Field Level Media
29 Mar 2020, 09:40 GMT+10

St. John's swingman LJ Figueroa announced Saturday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-6 junior averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in the just-concluded season. He made 72 3-pointers and accumulated 62 steals in 32 games.

Figueroa scored 956 points in 66 games (64 starts) over two seasons with the Red Storm. He said he will consider returning to school after going through the process.

"These past two years at St. John's have presented me with tremendous opportunities for growth both on and off the court," Figueroa said in a statement. "My family, coaches, teammates and my hometown Lawrence, Massachusetts, have helped me develop into the man I am today, and I cannot begin to thank everyone enough. After speaking with my family and coaching staff, I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft. I intend to keep all of my options open and look forward to the learning experience this process will offer."

Figueroa played one season at Odessa College -- a community college in Texas -- before transferring to St. John's.

"We support LJ's decision to pursue his lifelong dream," St. John's coach Mike Anderson said in a statement. "This is an opportunity to gain valuable information by going through the NBA pre-draft process to make the best decision for his future."

--Field Level Media

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